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Sep 27, 2012 11:30am PDT
chinese-- they are coming into a cultural milieu, a cultural environment where they feel quite comfortable. sohe idea ofative place, where someone originated from is a very, very powerful current in chinese culture even today. narrator: so here, local factors such as its location relative to hong kong, cultural and ethnic links throughout the region and a history of stable trade relations all contribute to guangng's rapid economic growth in recent decades. but just as important are the global forces exerted by the spread of global production systems. the pattern of development for global production facilities has been shaped by the drive for cheap labor. man: the diusion from japan to south korea to taiwan and then subsequently to other parts of southeast asia is driven by seeking low-we labor. narrator: and the search for inexpensive labor has led companies like nike to china. comparedith ny parts of the wor such as america, europe or japan, comparedith ny parts du nenji earns little-- the equivalent of just 80 u.s. dollars a month. however, by chinese standards, he and his fellow workers
Sep 27, 2012 3:00pm PDT
of diphtheria or scarlet fever have given way to accidents. every household, every environment offers different challenges. but there are some fundamentals that come into play. catherine parrish: i thinking limiting your exposure to germs and a balanced diet are the most important things i teach them about keeping their baby healthy... and then coming for shots. the immunizations we provide certainly make a huge difference. diseases that killed hundreds of thousands of people don't even exist in this country anymore. although some concern has been expressed about the possible side effects of vaccines, physicians firmly believe that the benefits far outweigh any risks. vaccines have eliminated polio, and all but wiped out measles, mumps and rubella. i think the reason why we're not seeing a lot of those illnesses is just because of that. not because we're necessarily a healthier population, but because we've taken steps to try and eradicate those diseases that we could eradicate. we have a tremendous number of vaccines we didn't have even when i started practicing, for instance, the h-flu vaccin
Sep 27, 2012 8:00am PDT
and make extra thick legs. we are really designed for the environment which we live, gang. that's the message. you know, you see the king kong movies? king kong all scaled up like that? no way. king kong scaled up in proportion-- wouldn't be able to stand up. he'd be crushed by his own weight. even whales have a hard time. whales are just too darn big. and so whales--do you know what happens to a whale when he gets beached? [makes sound] pretty well crushed by its own weight. so it has to stay in the water that's--overtime. large creatures not so well designed for the world we live in. i can take a toothpick, and i can hold a toothpick between my fingers. you can't see the sag. the tiny sag that's there, you can't see, it's not noticeable. but take that same toothpick and scale it up. let's suppose you make it 10 times bigger. 10 times longer, 10 times thicker, 10 times wider? is it gonna be heavier? no. 10 times as heavy? no. no. it turns out the volume goes up as the cube, so it's 10 times 10 times 10. it will be a thousand times as heavy. how about the cross-sectional area, t
Sep 26, 2012 7:30pm PDT
minors, and i see them going into an environment, and part of me just sort of - do you really want to do that? is that struggle for the legal tender really worth that? i mean, you have to be in some kind of environment that allows you to feel a sense of peace. i read a wonderful book on buddhism called, full catastrophe living. i can't think of the guy's name who wrote it, but it was about the thing that yes, in anything, in a nursing home, in the stock market, if you have the right mind set, you can do it, but make sure you do it, so right living becomes another key. then, the next step is more or less like the buddhist ten commandments - sometimes it's - you really shodn't mix religions in that way, but it's the ethical path. and here we have some - actually, it picks up on some of the ten commandments themselves, so i guess we could use it - not lying, not cheating, not stealing... they say chastity, but we can get back to that one later - i think they're talking about moderation there. and in other words - let me give you a modern spin on that, just real quickly, on those kinds of th
Oct 1, 2012 8:00am PDT
a respectful, open environment for all their children and families. children like to feel good about themselves. they enjoy the feeling of not only knowing who they are but also that others appreciate them, respect them, and value their participation in and contribution to the group. children know differences between people's skin color and gender at a very early age... man: ok, guys. child: hey, des. second child: hey, des. third child: hi. he's got his sister. you're his sister. hendrick: which is why it's so important to begin a program of cross-cultural, non-sexist education as early as possible. woman: what we're going to do is... hendrick: our message is a simple one-- that being different, whether in sex, race, culture, or ability, does not mean inferior. or everything was blue. not like that. you said you wanted that shirt. now, wear it. woman: doina, ian gets to decide what he wants to wear, just like you picked that pretty white dress for wearing. hendrick: our challenge in this program is to learn how to teach the principle of equity-- that, while we don't all have to get along with
Sep 27, 2012 7:30pm PDT
in a totalistic spiritual environment. >> we have 23 different countries represented in the student body and 44 states currently, and i think that right now we're having an increase of students again. we had our largest beginning event ever, which was 700 people recently. and right now we're having an event where there's about 1,800 people. altogether, there's about 3,000 - plus students in the world, and they come from all over. >> now i promised julie - you have a question? >> as kind of an analogy, i remember when i was in my youth, reading about helen keller quite a bit, and it just seemed so natural that there's so much inside people that they don't use. if you could imagine being blind and deaf from day one of your life and learning what she learned, and she was such a lesson to everyone that we all have potential - we have so much. >> well, there's a great singer right now - what's his name? the tenor. >> oh, yeah. >> oh, andrea - >> he was blind - he became blind, and instead of becoming a victim and saying that, "my life is over, why don't i just can it," he not only got a law degree,
Sep 28, 2012 3:00pm PDT
relationship to the environment. at one time, all humans lived in egalitarian bands or tribes. then, as populations grew, some charismatic individuals gained more prestige than others. prestige became formalized and inherited by selected heirs. as population grew even larger, resources often became limited. small groups monopolized the wealth, and classes emerged. around the world, states evolved to protect the elite classes, relying on force to centralize rulership. 6,000 years ago, no one on earth lived in a state. today, states are the dominant form of political organization. but technology revolutionizes political change in sometimes unpredictable ways. perhaps in the twenty-first century, still new forms of political organization may evolve, as new generations look to the future with lessons learned out of the past. captions by captionamerica, pittsburgh, pa. [♪...] >> female announcer: some dreams are universal... dreams that inspire us. multiple sclerosis is a devastating disease that changes lives forever. the national ms society does more for people with ms than any organ
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